Head of Editorial, Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organise the summer and winter Paralympic Games, and act as the International Federation for ten sports.


What was needed?

Nota Bene Copywriting founder Neil Barraclough was appointed the IPC’s head of editorial for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Working from the Barra Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, this role involved steering a team of reporters during the Games and editing all website content to ensure consistency in style, tone, approach and news values.


The results


The IPC’s website generated record traffic during Rio 2016. By drawing on 15 years in national and international journalism, we ensured a clear, compelling experience for all IPC website visitors.

What they said

“Neil’s copy is always first rate and he never has any problems meeting deadlines.

“He can clearly juggle many projects at one time and he is also willing to give feedback on briefs, which is important. He also knows his subjects very well and is willing to do tons of research to ensure he is an expert at most things.

“Not only is he a very talented writer, but he also a sense of humour. An excellent hire and probably a good team player at a pub quiz.”

- Craig Spence, Communications Director, International Paralympic Committee